It's a pretty Top Chef heavy week and all, what with season 12 premiering October 15. But now crewmembers are exposing a pretty nasty incident between Teamsters and the crew of Top Chef that happened this last June, and are blaming both Bravo and the production company, Magical Elves, for putting the team in a dangerous situation.
El Jefe and the gang is back: now that Jon Favreau and Open Road Films have announced a re-release of the movie Chef at the end of the month, it's safe to assume that the move is all about nabbing those awards -- you know, Oscars and such. (The Hollywood Reporter shares that when Chef hits theaters again August 29, film guild members will be able to see it for free, so more incentive to see it and vote for it.) But does Chef have what it takes to go all the way? Is Favreau et al. hungry enough to get after it? Our analysis ahead:
Chefs are remembering the Delaware chef Matt Haley, who died earlier this week while on a humanitarian trip in Leh, India. The chef was in a motorcycle accident, and died en route to a hospital in New Delhi. In 2014, he won the James Beard Humanitarian of the Year award.
Guys, this year’s GoogaMooga is already going to be a major improvement upon last year’s; for one thing, THERE ARE TRADING CARDS THIS TIME. Yup, as in old school, swap-with-your-friends-to-complete-a-set, bask-in-your-own-triumph-upon-completion trading cards.
Editorial Director Jordana Rothman paired up with Doug Cunningham to design five packs of cards, organized in part by the themed villages on the GoogaMooga grounds, with each card featuring a different chef, mixologist, sommelier, or chef-mom (!) you’re bound to find at the festival.
On the flip side of each person’s visage are stats like what they’ll be serving at GoogaMooga, Q&As, and recipes. Check out every chef card you can pick up with an excerpt from their stats below. If you’d like to see any of the cards in glorious detail, click here.